Monday, July 5, 2010

Expanding Universe Contest for Free E-Novels

Sharon Lee and Steve Miller are the author team behind the classic and ever-popular Liaden Universe®. This series of “adventurous romantic space opera” holds cross-over appeal for both romance and science fiction readers.

To celebrate the release of MOUSE AND DRAGON, Lee and Miller’s thirteenth Liaden novel, the authors are hosting a contest. It’s open to anyone and everyone who has yet to sample a Liaden Universe® novel. Thirty-six electronic copies of The Dragon Variation will be given away as prizes.

The Dragon Variation is an omnibus edition of three Liaden Universe® novels — Conflict of Honors, one of the first modern SFRomances; Local Custom, second place winner of the Prism Award for best Futuristic of 2002; and Scout’s Progress, the first place winner of the Prism Award for best Futuristic of 2002, Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice for Best SF Novel of its year, and the prequel to Mouse and Dragon.

And if you’re a blogger who wants to help spread the word about it, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a $36.00 gift card from Barnes and Noble just by linking to your post!

If you’re a blogger new to the Liaden novels, you can enter BOTH tiers of the contest.

Check the contest out here.

No prior knowledge of the Liaden Universe® required. This omnibus is electronic and can be read on your Kindle, your phone, your iPad, your desktop, or other ereader.

To enter the contest, click the link above and follow the instructions you see there (it’s easy). Contest ends at midnight Eastern Daylight Time on July 16, 2010. Winners will be announced on Saturday, July 17, 2010.


  1. If you've never read any Liaden Universe (r) books, I envy you!

    Why? Because you've got a chance, right now, to enter this contest and win three books that will introduce you to this great series.

    Clans, customs, honor, characters that you want to meet -- and a healthy dash of romance? Good reading!

    So -- go enter the contest. And if you win, enjoy! If you don't win, well, the ebooks and paper copies are available from Baen webscriptions (at or fine bookstores everywhere, so get yourself a copy and enjoy! Because I have to tell you, you should read these books.

    And then you'll know why I envy you.

  2. Thanks for dropping by and offering your thoughts on the Liaden Universe, Mike.

    I'm always looking for a new SFR that will wow me so I hope to be one of the lucky winners.

  3. Woohoo! I was one of the winners of the Dragon Variation.

    Looking forward to discovering a new SFR universe.


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